We will do our best to get three points against Juventus– Pepe Reina
Written by: Neil Talnikar
Reina has backed his team to bring positive results from their mouthwatering clash against the league leaders.
It will be a treat on the weekend for fans in the Serie A, as two of the most titled teams in Italy, AC Milan and Juventus, face each other off at the San Siro Stadium. It will be a tough job for fourth-placed Milan as they prepare to host Juve, who are the defending champions and current league leaders.
Yet, the Rossoneri may upset the Old Lady as they are currently on a four-game unbeaten streak. On the other hand, their counterparts have had a disappointing last game where they lost 2-1 at home to a comparatively weaker Manchester United side in the Champions League.
That being said, Milan goalkeeper Pepe Reina, too, talked about how his side need not fear their opponents. Although the veteran keeper is wary of a strong opposition, he said there is nothing for Milan to be scared about while facing them at home. “With all humility and respect we’re aware they are strong, but we face them with no fear, there is so much trust,” he said while speaking to Sky Sports Italia.
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“We play with a full San Siro and we have to do our best to get three points,” added the 36-year-old Spaniard.
The former Napoli, Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Barcelona keeper is pretty confident about the game and feels that the Rossoneri are much improved after getting through a tough period. “In difficult moments, you have to get out of it to become even more stronger. Now, we must continue like this.”
However, manager Gennaro Gattuso is facing an injury crisis as Gonzalo Higuain, Giacomo Bonaventura, Lucas Biglia are all set to miss the crucial tie, while Hakan Calhanoglu and Mateo Musacchio are also major doubts as they suffered injuries during their Europa League clash against Real Betis on Thursday. The former Milan midfielder said he is not concerned about the injury issues, though, and will focus more on the available players.
Meanwhile, Massimiliano Allegri will be hoping his team bounce back from the Champions League loss and continue their outstanding run in the Serie A. Juventus are 6 points clear at the top and 10 points ahead of their rivals, Milan whom they visit at the weekend.
Published: Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:59 PM IST